What if it's us / Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Told in two voices, when Arthur, a summer intern from Georgia, and Ben, a native New Yorker, meet it seems like fate, but after three attempts at dating fail they wonder if the universe is pushing them together or apart.
    • Other Titles:
      What if it is us.
    • ISBN:
      9780062795250
      0062795252
    • Accession Number:
      2018013361
    • Accession Number:
      on1005500863
      1005500863
    • Accession Number:
      fay.595657
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ALBERTALLI, B.; SILVERA, A. What if it’s us. [s.l.] : Balzer + Bray, HarperTeen, imprints of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 20 ago. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Albertalli B, Silvera A. What If It’s Us. Balzer + Bray, HarperTeen, imprints of HarperCollinsPublishers; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.595657. Accessed August 20, 2019.
    • APA:
      Albertalli, B., & Silvera, A. (2018). What if it’s us. Balzer + Bray, HarperTeen, imprints of HarperCollinsPublishers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.595657
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Albertalli, Becky, and Adam Silvera. 2018. What If It’s Us. Balzer + Bray, HarperTeen, imprints of HarperCollinsPublishers. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.595657.
    • Harvard:
      Albertalli, B. and Silvera, A. (2018) What if it’s us. Balzer + Bray, HarperTeen, imprints of HarperCollinsPublishers. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.595657 (Accessed: 20 August 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Albertalli, B & Silvera, A 2018, What if it’s us, Balzer + Bray, HarperTeen, imprints of HarperCollinsPublishers, viewed 20 August 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Albertalli, Becky, and Adam Silvera. What If It’s Us. Balzer + Bray, HarperTeen, imprints of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.595657.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Albertalli, Becky, and Adam Silvera. What If It’s Us. Balzer + Bray, HarperTeen, imprints of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.595657.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Albertalli B, Silvera A. What if it’s us [Internet]. Balzer + Bray, HarperTeen, imprints of HarperCollinsPublishers; 2018 [cited 2019 Aug 20]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.595657

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 July #1

Arthur's interning in New York for the summer, but even the proximity to Broadway can't stop him from missing his life in Georgia. Ben's an Alphabet City native, reeling from a breakup that fractured his friend group. When they meet by chance, Arthur is sure the universe has spoken, but Ben isn't convinced. After several false starts, miscommunications, and second guesses, they have to wonder—how much of a say does the universe really get? Albertalli (Leah on the Offbeat?, 2018) and Silvera (They Both Die at the End?, 2017) each provide a first-person narrative for one of the boys, rounding out the will-they-won't-they love story with a vibrant supporting cast. In the coauthors' capable hands, Arthur and Ben are distinct, empathetic heroes; Broadway-loving Arthur, who has Ivy League aspirations, adapts to the ways his recent coming out changed his friendships, while Ben struggles in school but dreams of writing, and sometimes isn't sure how to connect with his Puerto Rican heritage when he passes as white. A comforting exploration of self-discovery and self-creation. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Albertalli and Silvera are both superstars in their own right—put them together, and there's no way this stays on shelves. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2019 Spring

Ben and Arthur meet-cute without exchanging contact information. When they finally relocate each other, a series of creative attempts at first and "do-over" dates ensues before the relationship turns more serious. Underlying issues propel their conflicts, but mostly, the novel is a happy and laugh-out-loud-funny rom-com, full of pop-culture references and banter. Alternating point-of-view chapters make each protagonist's concerns believable and sympathetic, even as the plot hinges on unbelievable luck. Copyright 2019 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2018 #6

Ben and Arthur meet-cute in a Manhattan post office, leave without exchanging contact information, and spend the first act trying to track each other down, with a little help from "the universe." When they finally locate each other, a series of creative attempts at first dates and "do-over" dates ensues before the relationship turns more serious. Underlying issues propel their conflicts: class differences, Arthur's impending return to Georgia, misunderstandings about Ben's ex-boyfriend. Homophobia plays a brief role; newly out Arthur's insecurities play a more extended one. But mostly, the novel is a happy and often laugh-out-loud-funny rom-com, full of theater and other pop-culture references (Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, lots and lots of Harry Potter) and silly banter between Ben and Arthur and within their friend groups. (Particularly Ben's, whose straight best friend is refreshingly comfortable being close with him.) The alternating-POV chapters make each protagonist's concerns believable and sympathetic as we see the story unfold through their individual perspectives, even as much of the plot hinges on unbelievable luck. shoshana flax Copyright 2018 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 August #1

Authors Albertalli (Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda) and Silvera (They Both Die at the End) team up for a charming, sweet-natured love story between two very different boys. Arthur (written by Albertalli) is in New York for the summer while his lawyer mother works a big case. His family's affluent and Jewish, and he's a Broadway geek and a virgin with good grades. Native New Yorker Ben (Silvera) is Puerto Rican. His family's on a tight budget, he's just out of a relationship, and he's stuck in summer school. Arthur believes in love at first sight; Ben's not even sure he believes in love. After they bump into each other at a post office, then are separated by a flash mob, Arthur searches the New York haystack to find one adorable high school junior. But the course of meet-cute never did run smooth: complications include friends, Ben's ex, cultural differences, and the difficult and confusing nature of love. The authors—one known for happy endings, the other for breaking hearts—split the difference believably, and it's impossible not to root for Arthur and Ben and their many do-overs. Ages 14–up. Agent: Brooks Sherman, Janklow & Nesbit Assoc. (Oct.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.